started by: Garye · last update: 1081934874 · posted: 1068810027

Hi everyone This is my first posting and a request for your experience really. A couple of years ago, we spent New Year at our local bar at Pont Samuel, near Silfiac. The then proprietors, Rene and Marie put on a meal and decorated the bar, but apart from our family and two friends who had come accross with us, the rest of the people who came to the party were one french couple and the others were all men, who seemed to be "single". Whilst we made the best of the low turnout we did have a good night, but wondered if this was the norm. So my question is - What does happen at NY in the Silfiac area, do the Bretons celebrate at home or have a party somewhere else? What happens at Christmas? I would love to hear from the residents certainly around the Cleguerec, Guemene areas (the largest big villages near to us) - what happens? We would love to try again 'cos of the gap between October half term and Feb half term is just too long..... Thanks Gary

started by: bob-381779 · last update: 1081796144 · posted: 1081796144

Thank you for the organisation Kitty and the efforts of the staff involved who made it possible. "Bravo  !" And a huge thank you for everyone who came to Le Lion at Seglien today, which I thought went very well, our Lamb was delicious and warm apple crumble and custard finished things superbly. So nice to meet so many of you and sorry to any that i didnt get to speak to (but I'm not one to try to hog the Limelight  :o). You all know how to contact me if I can help after all . . . . . . My best regards, (And looking forward to the next one) Bob

started by: rosierags · last update: 1081625693 · posted: 1080932658

Help,  my teenage daughters love their new life in france but they are missing their dance classes.  Can anyone recommend Jazz, Tap, Stage or Ballet classes in the Chateaulin area?  Apparently ballet was offered to the community earlier in the year but there were not enough takers to set up the class.  Group tuition is important to them for social reasons rather than one to one tuition rosie

started by: samzee · last update: 1081187865 · posted: 1081164285

Does anyone know of any good musical instrument shop's in 56.I'm looking for shop's that sell and repair drums keyboard's recording equipment,and have a good notice board for musician's.Any muso's around Baud please mail me,as I shall be putting together a recording studio,and will want to get some gig's together.                                                    Thanks                                                 Samzee

started by: shirleyl-382074 · last update: 1080810617 · posted: 1078248746

just to let you know, i have picked up the brochure for the cinema and on March 21st and 22nd (sun and mon) they have Return To Cold Mountain on in VO. It starts at 9.00 pm both nights.

started by: clarky-383217 · last update: 1080173734 · posted: 1076751542

I am resident in area 56 near to Pontivy, and thinking of introducing curry evenings, at this stage,once per month - having cooked Indian cuisine for a number of years and taught by an Indian chef, I was wondering what the interest would be - any replies greatly appreciated. 

started by: cazherts · last update: 1080149963 · posted: 1077452599

Can anyone recommend a good inexpensive white wine, along the lines of a jacobs creek chardonnay, and where is the best place to buy wines in the Ploemel area?  Thanks.carolb

started by: dino-382060 · last update: 1079345657 · posted: 1079270742

Hi all Please can you tell me the french equivilent of baking powder and Vanilla essence. It's time to start cake making! Cheers Dino

started by: XxBeckixX · last update: 1078950000 · posted: 1078777481

Im looking for 4 people prefrebly girls aged between 13-16 (french or english) who would be interested in joing a R'n'B/Pop Band !! If you are interested please reply Becki Beckixx

started by: Ani-383171 · last update: 1078175003 · posted: 1078147079

I realise this is of very little importance to anyone but me but has anyone seen Tahini paste for sale in the supermarkets? !! And if so, which one..............thanks. :)Just thought I'd get all organised and domesticated for once!

started by: aillis-383408 · last update: 1078078213 · posted: 1078078213

Any brass players in the Lannion area or surroundings the town band always looking for new players + reed or flutes. Pays travelling expenses simon

started by: kate ramsden-383302 · last update: 1077628305 · posted: 1077618199

Does anyone know of a venue for an English choral group to sing at please ? They were let down by their venue in Burgundy and are activly seeking somewhere for either this summer or next and plan for there to be about fifty members coming . kate ramsden

started by: franks-383211 · last update: 1076884105 · posted: 1076790175

A mate of mine is considering coming to have an extended stay in Brittany but is unclear how  or if he could continue to use his equipment while here - can anyone tell me what is entailed please? FrankS

started by: cassi-383092 · last update: 1076495592 · posted: 1076348342

I just found out about a curry night being organised for Valentines Night at The Oystercatcher in St Marcan when i looked in the whats on guide, I wondered if anyone would be passing Dol de Bretagne who could give me a lift? thanks - cassie

started by: biggsy-382452 · last update: 1074972587 · posted: 1074972587

Hi Are there any festivals/fetes in the La Prennesaye area near to Loudeac. I have heard something of it being the Lourdes of Brittany - is this correct?? Thanks Biggsy

started by: teoshaw · last update: 1074865424 · posted: 1074816542

Would it be stupid of me to suggest that we get together an organize some sort of 'anglo' event in brittany. I don't know perhaps people have tried this before...only, is might be fun. If people like the idea we could put together a list of suggestions...

started by: peterB-382929 · last update: 1074807972 · posted: 1073853989

where can i find music instruments shop? near vannes, rennes, redon, nantes many thanks

started by: teoshaw · last update: 1074027733 · posted: 1073938324

Hello, I Moved to Lorient a little while ago and I've yet to make contact with any sort of anglophone community. Is there one? Much as I like speaking french I'd really like to talk to people in english once in a while. If you live in Lorient (or there abouts) and fancy meeting up for a beer let me know. Teo

started by: ajay-382946 · last update: 1074011449 · posted: 1073952914

among the minefield of moving info and seeing many topics here which are great !!, i am a little confused as to what is best to do with electricals, what will work and what is not worth bringing, how if at all it is converted ? any info appreciated amanda

started by: rosiejo-382850 · last update: 1073568872 · posted: 1073564267

why oh why are we all sitting at the computer and not popping off for a nice hearty French lunch? I am at work and the office normally empties at 1200h with me being left to lock up if I do go out, or haven't got a lunch date of my own so .......allez manger! et Bon Appetit! Rosie Jo

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